A 1879 Victorian farmhouse with 14 rooms furnished with antiques & family heirlooms, four rooms are guest rooms. Enjoy the sunken family great room with fireplace, games and books. Also patio, terrace, horseshoe pit, fire pit, and several small gardens, including a herb garden. Playground for children. Hiking trail. The hosts will happily provide you with tips for your visit to Cedar Point and local museums, cruises to Lake Erie Islands, golfing, swimming, dining, shopping and entertainment.
The Godey room features an antique brass bed, and antique dresser Godey prints, and a pink and blue color scheme. Also, two comfortable chairs and a television This room may take a third guest on a layaway bed. It is $10 for the additional person.
Nightly Rate: $80/$0
The Silhouette Room is a large comfortable room with a king size bed and is decorated in jade and peach with many old silhouette pictures, color TV, balcony, and private bath. This room can accommodate one extra person on a roll away bed. There is a $10.00 charge.
Nightly Rate: $130/$0
5 on December 19, 2013
My wife and I enjoyed our short but sweet stay at the Big Oak. Everything was great!
5 on October 17, 2013
The entire stay was an entirely utterly enjoyable experience. We would suggest these rooms to even our worst enemies. That's how great this place is. We don't have enemies though!
4.6 on October 14, 2013
We came to Sandusky for a family wedding, but wanted to make it special for our daughter as well. We stayed in the Silhouette room and loved how warm and inviting it felt. We had our own bathroom, a king sized bed, a small dinette, a television, and a walk out patio (small, but a very nice view over the gardens). Breakfast was delicious! Jeanne and Jim went out of their way to make our mornings wonderful. They even brought out cereal for our daughter in case she wanted that instead. After breakfast each morning we went out the gardens. I don't know how Jeanne takes care of it all (I could never do it!) but the gardens are FANTASTIC! They just keep going, and going, and going! There is a small swing set for the little ones, and a garden with veggies and fruit in it as well. It was magical. They also sell garden figurines, which are placed throughout the garden and in the front yard, so make sure to pick up a memento on your way out. Jeanne and Jim are very knowledgeable about the area, and can help you find something to do if you have a free day (and you can pull yourself away from the gardens). We hope to come back to The Big Oak soon! (I still have my parting gift hanging from my review mirror in my car, Thank you Jeanne and Jim!)
5 on September 05, 2013
We so enjoyed our say with Jim and Jeanne at the Big Oak. We felt so comfortable, like staying with family. The gardens are beautiful and enchanting. We'll be back.
3.8 on September 12, 2012
We loved our stay. Very welcoming and the breakfast was great.
Cleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.) 60 miles
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, McBride Arboretum, Huron Playhouse, Programs at Sandusky Pavilion, Edison Birthplace, Beautiful downtown parks, Music at Sandusky Gazebo, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Canoeing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer , Several small gardens, patio, terrace., playground, hiking trails
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, TV
Canoeing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes
James & Jeanne Ryan
Travel, antiques, gardening, crafts.
Egg puff served with strawberries.